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Rethinking Unhealthy Alcohol Use in the United States: A Structured Review

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About the Course

This course provides a comprehensive examination of alcohol consumption patterns and their impact on public health in the U.S. Through a structured review of existing literature, the article explores various dimensions of unhealthy alcohol use, including prevalence rates, societal factors, and potential interventions. The review calls for a reevaluation of current approaches to addressing alcohol use disorders and advocates for more holistic, evidence-based strategies to mitigate their adverse effects on individuals and communities.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Rethinking Unhealthy Alcohol Use in the United States: A Structured Review created by Joseph R Volpicelli, MD, Ph.D. et al. in 2022.

Publication Date:

Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment Volume 16, 2022 2022

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Joseph R Volpicelli MD, Ph.D.

Joseph R. Volpicelli, MD, Ph.D., is a prominent figure in addiction medicine. He is known for his significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders. Dr. Volpicelli is recognized for his research on pharmacological treatments for addiction, including the development of the medication naltrexone for alcohol dependence.

Percy Menzies, M.Pharm

Percy Menzies is the president of Assisted Recovery Centers of America, LLC, a center for the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. He has worked closely with drug courts and provided training on the use of anti-craving medications for addiction to reduce recidivism within the criminal justice system.

Course Creator

Danny Wamsley, LCASA
Danny Wamsley is a licensed addiction specialist with a clinical certification with the National Association of Dual Diagnosis (NADD). Danny currently works in manage care as a DSS liaison. His primary goal is to provide consultation to social workers who are involved with child-protective services and In-Home Services. Danny also has 10+ years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with intellectual disability and substance use. Danny’s professional interests include addictions/recovery, intellectual disability, foster care, military, trauma, and domestic violence.

Recommended For:

Addiction professionals, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for beginners.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the Scope and Impact of Unhealthy Alcohol Use
  2. Identify Effective Interventions and Policies
  3. Compare Current Paradigms and Approaches

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Planners and Reviewers

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103466
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